Location of position: Main Campus, Administration Building
Opening Date: September 25, 2017
Closing Date: October 11, 2017 *Please read below
Candidates must submit a completed Denver Water application in order to be considered. Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received. *Denver Water reserves the right to either close or extend a posting. Apply on-line by visiting www.denverwater.org/careers. Cover Letters and Resumes may be attached to the application as one document.
Denver Water’s Operation and MaintenanceDivision/ Water Quality & Treatment Section is currently seeking a qualified candidate to assist us as the Director, Water Quality & Treatment. Direct the water treatment operations for potable and recycled water treatment plants that service 1.4 million people. Monitor regulatory compliance within our collection, treatment and distribution system. Oversee personnel in treating raw water, maintenance, quality investigation activities, and laboratory analytics. Provide leadership, guidance, development and supervision of assigned personnel. Will utilize Continuous Improvement tools and techniques to manage and provide direction with regards to budgeting and spending that is driven by strategic priorities within the treatment system and organization wide. Assume Chief Operations/Maintenance responsibilities in the absence of the Chief.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
This position has formal supervisory responsibilities over other employees.
Provide leadership, guidance, development and supervision of assigned personnel.
Coordinate with key personnel to ensure overall system goals of quality, safety, supply, delivery, efficiency, and employee engagement are maximized.
Confer with departmental staff on matters affecting operations, changes, improvements and construction programs. Inspect and help test completed projects before giving approval.
Coordinate with regulators, partners and stakeholders to ensure strong relationships with Denver Water stakeholders.
Analyze operating data, inspect operating units, support managers and supervisors to solve operational problems to maximum efficiency. Prepare and submit reports for management control and regulatory compliance.
Prepare an annual operating, maintenance and capital improvement budget. Collaborate with assigned staff: Manager, Supervisors, Engineering, Planning and Finance Divisions to develop the long range budget in line with best practices in asset management.
Prepare emergency response and contingency plans for operation to the system and special events.
Review existing policies, procedures and work methods by means of periodic inspections of the facilities. Ensure methods of operation are adequate, reviewing present and future requirements to provide adequate space, equipment and personnel.
Perform related work as required.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Business, Engineering, Environmental Science or a related field required.
Minimum 12 years of related work experience and 5 years supervisory experience.
Any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.
Licenses, Registration and Certifications:
Must possess and maintain a valid Class ‘R’ Colorado driver’s license, and have a satisfactory driving record.
May require HIPAA Training.
About Denver Water:
Denver Water proudly serves high-quality water and promotes its efficient use to 1.4 million people in the city of Denver and many surrounding suburbs. Denver Water aspires to be the best water utility in the nation. The organization is a responsible steward of the resources, assets and natural environment entrusted to us in order to provide a high-quality water supply, a resilient and reliable system, and excellent customer service.
Denver Water is committed to the health and well-being of our employees. Smoking, including e-cigarettes, is prohibited on Denver Water property at the main campus.
Denver Water offers excellent benefits that include a pension plan, a 401K Plan with 3% match, a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan, Health and Dental coverage, Life Insurance, and Paid Time Off. A background check will be conducted to verify information submitted on application.
An offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of a post-offer drug test. For a position of this type, Denver Water tests for the following: amphetamines, cocaine, marijuana (THC), opiates, phencyclidine (PCP), and alcohol.
All positions require a Worker’s Compensation Background check.
Denver Water is an equal opportunity employer. It prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, military status, or marital status in making employment or business decisions. It also prohibits sexual harassment in the workplace or in its dealings with the public. The organization encourages and welcomes diversity of backgrounds in its workforce. Denver Water complies with the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA).
Denver Water proudly serves high-quality water and promotes its efficient use to 1.3 million people in the city of Denver and many surrounding suburbs. Denver Water aspires to be the best water utility in the nation. The organization is a responsible steward of the resources, assets and natural environment entrusted to us in order to provide a high-quality water supply, a resilient and reliable system, and excellent customer service.